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Doris Ruddell DuBose


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Doris Ruddell DuBose Obituary
DuBose, Doris Ruddell
84, of Paradise Valley, Az, died May 26th, 2014 after a short illness. The daughter of Sylvia Davis Ruddell and Clay Ruddell, she was born August 18th, 1929 in Denton, Texas. She attended North Phoenix High School, Phoenix College, where she met her husband, Hanlon Brooks DuBose II, and Arizona State University. Doris and Brooks lived in New Orleans, LA and Crocker, CA before settling in Phoenix, where Doris taught elementary school. Their daughter Melissa was born in 1959. Doris was active in the Arizona Kidney Foundation Women's Auxiliary and Junior League. She became a leading tennis player at the Phoenix Country Club. Her Master's thesis at ASU was the first academic history of Arizona art, and her paintings were exhibited in Phoenix and Scottsdale galleries. Loving, strong-willed, and vivacious, Doris will be remembered as both a beautiful woman and a keen appreciator of beauty. She is survived by her husband Brooks; daughter, Melissa DuBose; daughter-in-law, Regina Marler; granddaughter, Davis DuBose-Marler; sister-in-law, Ginny Mitchell; nieces, Karen DuBose, Cathy Byram, and Trish Olesen; many friends, and her Texan relations, including her cousin, Fonzeal Cole. Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, Az 85013. To offer condolences, please visit www.almoore-grimshaw.com.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on June 8, 2014
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